Mosque Downtown Kazan


Mosque Downtown Kazan Thought it would be fun to show some of the Mosques and Churches of Kazan, It’s amazing how different each one of them are from each other. I don’t know the names of them right now, but as I find them I will update each post, Enjoy.

Kazan Opera House


Musa Jalil Tatar Academic Opera and Ballet Theater The Musa Jalil Tatar Academic Opera and Ballet Theater is a very important and unique monument of Kazan. The theater was first built as a wooden structure in 1803, from this point there where several fires with the first one occurring in 1842, the theater was burnt … More Kazan Opera House

Kazan, Russia


He sat among the rest of the vendors with his flowers, they where all he had to sell, he sat not with a cup in his hand but with love on a stem. Each passerby would look but none would partake, his eyes deceived him, his sadness was revealed. Is love deserved even when it’s … More Kazan, Russia

Kazan, Russia


Just around the corner and down the street we have an open market. I remember watching movies where people would be walking through an open market and would be dreaming about doing this myself. Well it’s no longer a dream but reality.  

Kazan, Russia


This is actually not a church, it’s bell tower. The church itself sits behind it. the street in front of it was become a walking street with an open air mall feel.

Suzdal, Russia


Each church is a little different. This one had it’s little green domes, I do remember trying to determine if this was the best place to capture this shot. What do you think?

Suzdal, Russia


Walking around your subject can always be interesting, this shot was from the neighborhood, personally I think we sometimes forget that they are a part of who we are. It doesn’t matter if it’s Russia, the US, or elsewhere they are a part of us.

Suzdal, Russia


We wandered all over Suzdal seeing beautiful churches, many of them where magnificently ornate, spires and onion shaped domes, but when we came upon this little church in such a quaint setting I feel in love with it. There is something about a wooden church, would you agree?

The Local Shoemaker


When I first came to Kazan, I was exploring the whole time looking for potential models, buildings, scene, background, I took many pictures but must admit catching my actors unbeknownst was my favorite. So I present to you our “Local Shoemaker/Repairman” doing business.